In the Shadow of Wounded Knee chronicles for the first time the assassination of Lieutenant Edward Casey (the last white soldier to die in the Indian wars) by the young Lakota warrior Plenty Horses, and the subsequent ambush of peaceful Lakota hunters by rancher Pete Culbertson and his brother, in what the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader called "one of the most cold-blooded and unjustifiable murders ever committed on the frontier."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-244) and index
1. An Officers Life -- 2. Conflict on the Plains -- 3. Freedom's Final Days -- 4. The Coming of the Ghosts -- 5. Death Comes for Sitting Bull -- 6. Gunfire at Wounded Knee -- 7. Casey's Last Ride -- 8. Ambush or Self-defense? -- 9. The Last Battle -- 10. A Fractured Life -- 11. On Trial -- 12. Justice Deferred